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Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 He.
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'And in the middle in khaki shorts, dusty knees, is he. Aged twelve he already has a certain earnestness, the solemnity, trying to comprehend what is incomprehensible, ‘he wouldn’t know what day it is’.

'He. is an elusive, elliptical, often beautiful thread of observations and memories. It is not autobiography, or even memoir, but a portrait of a figure shown to be passing through time and circumstances.

'In vignettes, sometimes mere fragments, we glimpse moments and lives—parents, teachers, wives; in Bombay of the 1960s, Paris and London of the 1970s, Melbourne and Sydney—as this figure remembers the years.

'These are Murray Bail’s last reflections on his life: the final book from the acclaimed author of such classic novels as The PagesEucalyptus (winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award) and Homesickness.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2021 .
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      Extent: 176p.
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      • Published 2 March 2021

      ISBN: 9781922330949

Works about this Work

From the Outsider Looking In Geordie Williamson , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13 March 2021; (p. 20)

— Review of He. Murray Bail , 2021 single work autobiography
His Mother Was a Milliner. She Also Did Flowers for the Church. Moya Costello , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , March 2021;

— Review of He. Murray Bail , 2021 single work autobiography
He by Murray Bail Review – a Meditative Memoir of Life in Postwar Australia Joseph Cummins , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 2 April 2021;

— Review of He. Murray Bail , 2021 single work autobiography
Murray Bail, He. Declan Fry , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 13-19 March 2021;

— Review of He. Murray Bail , 2021 single work autobiography

'There are certain books, the publication of which it would be an understatement to call anything less than an event. He. is one.'

‘In Whitish Light’ : Memoir as a Cautionary Tale Gerard Windsor , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 429 2021; (p. 26-27)

— Review of He. Murray Bail , 2021 single work autobiography
'In 2005, Murray Bail published Notebooks: 1970–2003. ‘With some corrections’, the contents were transcriptions of entries Bail made in notebooks during that period. Now, in 2021, dozens of these entries – observations, quotations, reflections, scenes – recur in his new book, He. It’s to be assumed that this book, too, is a series of carefully selected transcriptions from the same, and later, notebooks.' (Introduction)
‘In Whitish Light’ : Memoir as a Cautionary Tale Gerard Windsor , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 429 2021; (p. 26-27)

— Review of He. Murray Bail , 2021 single work autobiography
'In 2005, Murray Bail published Notebooks: 1970–2003. ‘With some corrections’, the contents were transcriptions of entries Bail made in notebooks during that period. Now, in 2021, dozens of these entries – observations, quotations, reflections, scenes – recur in his new book, He. It’s to be assumed that this book, too, is a series of carefully selected transcriptions from the same, and later, notebooks.' (Introduction)
Murray Bail, He. Declan Fry , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 13-19 March 2021;

— Review of He. Murray Bail , 2021 single work autobiography

'There are certain books, the publication of which it would be an understatement to call anything less than an event. He. is one.'

He by Murray Bail Review – a Meditative Memoir of Life in Postwar Australia Joseph Cummins , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 2 April 2021;

— Review of He. Murray Bail , 2021 single work autobiography
His Mother Was a Milliner. She Also Did Flowers for the Church. Moya Costello , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , March 2021;

— Review of He. Murray Bail , 2021 single work autobiography
From the Outsider Looking In Geordie Williamson , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13 March 2021; (p. 20)

— Review of He. Murray Bail , 2021 single work autobiography
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